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QLLM341 Global Intellectual Property: Technology and Policy (Sem 2)

Module description

The module examines the global IP law and policy issues arising from emerging technologies, and the consequential impact on the rights and obligations of peoples and corporations. Concentrating on the jurisprudence of major countries, including the EU and US, the course examines: Networked |Technologies, Bio-digital Convergence, 3D Printing, Exhaustion of Intangible Goods, Cultural Heritage and Digital Libraries, Intellectual Property and the Pharmaceutical Industry, Rights of Indigenous Communities and Bio-Cultural Heritage; Patenting Life, Food, Agriculture and Technology, and finally, WTO, Trade, and Right to Health.

Prerequisites

None

Applicable Groupings

Mode of Assessment

7,500 word course essay

Credits

22.5 Credits

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